(CBR) "Fantastic Four" star Miles Teller knows there are a lot of people expressing their displeasure online about director Josh Trank’s upcoming reboot, but he says he doesn’t “get too caught up in it.”

“I already know that people hate me for the fact that I’m playing Reed Richards and that we’re ruining their franchise,” he tells The Huffington Post. “It’s tough, because when you’re taking on a franchise that’s already been established, you do kind of owe something to the characters and to the creator. At the same time, you want to bring it to a fresh audience. My dad grew up with the 'Fantastic Four' comic book, and not a lot of kids did, so you also want to make a movie that they can enjoy. I will say that this film that we made is not really for little kids, I don’t think. We do take a more mature approach.”

Also starring Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbel, Fox’s "Fantastic Four" opens Aug. 7, 2015.

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